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Two UAE Universities to Set Up Precision Medicine and Food Security Research Institutes

January 17, 2022

Abu Dhabi company Aspire will invest $54m to fund new research in priority sectors


Two Abu Dhabi universities will open new research institutes in three sectors facing urgent challenges: precision medicine, food security and sustainable energy production.


Aspire, an entity of Abu Dhabi’s Advanced Technology Research Council, has pledged to fund the research by investing at least $54 million over five years.


UAE University will have two research institutes while Khalifa University will have one.


“With the growing focus on sustainability in all spheres of life today, we are now able to support world-leading research in these priority areas,” said Arthur Morrish, chief executive of Aspire.


“We look forward to seeing the long-term impact the [research institutes] will have and to their recommendations that can enhance the quality of life of the local population with far-reaching implications for health care, food security and sustainable energy.”


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